Events:  Ecumenism and Interfaith

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Saskatchewan Prayer Breakfast

Tickets are on sale now for the 51st Annual Saskatchewan Prayer Breakfast, April 19th at 8 a.m. at Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

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The breakfast will be hosted by Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty with participation by provincial and local leaders. This year’s inspirational speaker is Regina’s own Carol LaFayette-Boyd.  

Carol is a former psychiatric nurse and social worker and is the current Executive Director of the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum. She is also an elite athlete. Carol decided at the age of 50 to participate in a Masters Track Meet and she has been hooked ever since. At the age of 80, Carol has been named the World Masters Athletics “Female Athlete of the Year” for the second time in her career! In 2022, she broke six world records in the W80+ age category (two indoor and four outdoor)!

Carol has a story to tell. She says: “Nothing is impossible, if you think you can, you can. Never give up, keep going… I tell them my experience of running my first 200 at age 50 with a time of 32.72 and 15 years later at age 65 running the 200 in 29.66.”

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Women and Food Security

You are invited to a dinner and speaker event in Regina on April 22, 2023, beginning at 5 pm at Immanuel Anglican Church, 142 Massey Road, Regina. Free will donations will be accepted. Please register, indicating any special dietary needs, by April 14 to Rick and Jacquie Block at or 306-222-8977.

This unique opportunity, Women & Food Security, is co-sponsored by Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and one of its members - The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).  Anyone interested is welcome to join us as we raise awareness of the important role of empowering women in efforts to assist those who lack a secure access to food.

Our guest speaker Mary Concepter Obiero works for PWRDF partner Church World Service in Kenya. Mary brings a wealth of professional experience in community engagement and development, and she will provide us with direct knowledge of both the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, and how response efforts are making a difference.

Come ready to enjoy a delicious meal, and with a willingness to learn and engage in this important work.
Continuing The Walk
April 22 Encounter TRC event

“Continuing the Walk” is an Encounter adult faith event focused on Truth and Reconciliation which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 22, 2023 at St. Mary Parish, 211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon

Join us to hear the story of a Residential School Survivor, followed by an opportunity to explore Economic Reconciliation, driven by the TRC Calls to Action to see a broader economic inclusion, especially increased Indigenous employment, as an essential form of reconciliation.


$30/person (includes lunch)

  • Anne Lafleur, Residential School Survivor
  • Becky Sasakamoose, Cultural Diversity & Race Relations Coordinator
  • MaryAnne Morrison, Diocesan Council for Truth and Reconciliation
  • KEYNOTE: Milton Tootoosis, BA, PAED (nêhiyaw-pwât – kîskîkomânâ), Co-founder and Chair of the Saskatchewan Indigenous Economic Development Network (SIEDN) and Director for the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. (ILDII)


Our Whole Society
Finding Common Ground in a Time of Polarization

May 7-9, 2023, Martin Luther University College, Waterloo, Ontario

Presented by the Canadian Interfaith Conversation

Registration: (in-person or limited access online)

Explore how to address the causes of division within our society and how to foster dialogue, justice and find common ground in Canadian civil society along with academic, community & religious leaders.

Polarization is a growing challenge in Canada. Over the past several years there have been new and deepening divisions across the country as we increasingly group people into “us” and “them” often fueled by social media and other technologies. We see it in political debates and discussions around public policy when racism and religious intolerance present some of their ugliest manifestations.

How can Canadians respond constructively in the face of disagreement? How do Canadians maintain an open and pluralistic society where different voices are welcome to contribute to a vibrant public sphere? How will voices of spirituality, faith and religion be a source of insight to address these challenges?

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ᐯᐦᐅᓇᐣ / Pêhonân – A Gathering-Waiting Place:
Voices of Indigenous Followers of Jesus in the Ecumenical Movement

The 8th Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues

June 8-10, 2023 in Edmonton, AB

Organized by The Canadian Council of Churches, in partnership with The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism.

About this event:

Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues is an important triennial event in Canadian ecumenism. Built around a thematic focus, these gatherings share the fruits of Canadian bilateral and multilateral ecumenical dialogues and create a space for conversations and fellowship among those involved or interested in ecumenism.

The 2023 theme – ᐯᐦᐅᓇᐣ / Pêhonân – A Gathering-Waiting Place: Voices of Indigenous Followers of Jesus in the Ecumenical Movement – calls us into a deeper understanding and appreciation of the wisdom, gifts, and experiences that Indigenous followers of Jesus can offer the ecumenical movement.

Open to: All who are involved or interested in ecumenism.

  • General Admission: $180 for 3 days.
  • Student Admission: $30 for 3 days (with valid student ID or proof of enrolment)
Includes evening reception on Day 1; lunch and dinner on Day 2; lunch on Day 3. Does not include cost of lodging and breakfast.

Highlights of the three-day program include:
  • The Ven. Travis Enright (Archdeacon for Reconciliation and Decolonization; Knowledge Keeper, Standing Stones Sacred Lodge; Anglican Diocese of Edmonton) and The Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall (Author, Researcher, and Professor Emerita of Church History and Ecumenics; United Church of Canada) will walk with and listen to the participants and offer opening/closing reflections.
  • Two panel conversations between Indigenous followers of Jesus will explore the themes of “What can we learn from the land and from traditional teachings of the First Peoples about relationships and dialogue?” and “How could the ecumenical movement in Canada seek to become ‘decolonizing’?”
  • Six workshops will share the recent fruits of Canadian bilateral dialogues and will highlight contemporary local and international experiences of ecumenism.
  • Ceremony and worship in a variety of Indigenous and Christian traditions.

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Engage Difference! Take part in the next DUIM Program
Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) is a 5-day interactive and engaging program with practical ideas for implementation in your own context. Five days focused on faith, heart, mind, and skills for the art of intercultural ministry. DUIM is for ministry leaders and community members nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities. Registration is open to anyone who is interested.

Registration will open soon for July 10-14, 2023 at St. Stephen's College, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
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Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning (FILL) is an ecumenical Christian partnership through which Canadian churches work towards intercultural leadership development and ministry learning in Canada and globally. A reference group of the Canadian Council of Churches, the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning weaves together almost 100 years of ecumenical intercultural ministry and global engagement.

Dear Friends,

I'm writing to let you know about an important upcoming event: the 8th Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues (CFICD), which will take place June 8-10, 2023 in Edmonton, AB.

Over the years, the Commission on Faith and Witness of The Canadian Council of Churches has periodically organized the CFICD for those engaged in bilateral and multilateral ecumenical dialogues in Canada to share the fruits of their work with one another and with others interested in ecumenism. This year we are pleased to be offering this event with our ecumenical partners, the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism.

The theme of this year's CFICD – ᐯᐦᐅᓇᐣ / Pêhonân – A Gathering-Waiting Place: Voices of Indigenous Followers of Jesus in the Ecumenical Movement – calls us into a deeper understanding and appreciation of the wisdom, gifts, and experiences that Indigenous followers of Jesus can offer the ecumenical movement. Too often, their voices have been absent from ‘official’ Canadian ecumenical dialogues. This gathering will explore how the churches in Canada can engage in as rich an ecumenical discussion as the diversity of this land and its peoples calls for.

The event will be hosted in a place which has long been known in Cree/Nehiyawin as ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒋᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwaciwâskahikan, or Beaver Hill House, and which is known as Edmonton today. At its heart was a ᐯᐦᐅᓇᐣ/Pêhonân – a waiting/gathering place where numerous Indigenous nations would assemble to prepare for ceremony and exchange.

Honouring the distinctive gifts of this place, the 8th CFICD focuses on the experiences of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Christians in the ecumenical movement and offers a range of workshops on ecumenical topics.

>> We invite you to learn more about or register for this important gathering:

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Thank you for your help!
Nicholas Jesson -
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina
cell: +1 306-580-8094
The Archdiocese of Regina is located on Treaty 4 Territory, the traditional lands of the Nêhiyawak, Nahkawé, and Nakota, and homeland of the Dakota, Lakota, and Métis peoples. Our ministry is supported by the Archbishop's Appeal - Dakota, Lakota, and Métis


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